AmeriCorps VISTA


Minnesota Literacy Council offers two types of Americorps VISTA opportunities: yearlong Literacy VISTA and Summer Reads VISTA. VISTA members help schools, nonprofits and public agencies across Minnesota improve their ability to provide high-quality literacy services that empower children, youth, adults and families to move out of poverty. At the same time, VISTA members build their leadership skills and networks, explore new career paths, pay for college and become lifelong advocates for the communities they serve.


Which VISTA Program is right for you?

Literacy VISTAs

  • Serve one year starting summer or fall

  • Serve in the Metro Twin Cities or Greater Minnesota

  • Receive a living allowance and other benefits

  • Work behind the scenes in programs serving the literacy or academic achievement needs of low-income communities

  • Gain training, skills, and experience in program development, volunteer recruitment, fundraising, or marketing

Summer Reads VISTAs

  • Serve for 8 weeks, from June to August.

  • Can serve in the Metro Twin Cities or Greater Minnesota.

  • Receive a living allowance, training and earn an end-of-service education award.

  • Provide direct service to K-3 children from low-income and immigrant and refugee families.

  • Help children improve their reading and literacy skills.

  • Gain training, skills and experience in tutoring, youth engagement, and child development.